Published at Wednesday, January 16th 2019, 08:02:07 AM by Carlene Albrecht. Modern. When you sit down on a sofa to try it out, take into account the height and feel of the back as well. Do you prefer a tight-back sofa or one with loose cushions? Try out all different cushion configurations to see which one feels right. Do remember to take your shoes off before you place your feet on a sofa in a furniture store if that is your sitting style.
Published at Thursday, January 17th 2019, 02:06:12 AM by Hedda Böhm. Modern. Give yourself plenty of time when you are trying out a sofa so that you get to know it. A mere few seconds of quickly plopping down on one is not going to tell you much about it. A good salesperson will understand and not bother you while you are trying on different sofas for size. You need to get an understanding of how it feels when you stay sitting on it for a while.
Published at Wednesday, January 16th 2019, 03:11:56 AM by Izolda Dietrich. Modern. The empty space above a sofa is a prime spot in the house for a great piece of art. In fact, it‘s comparable only to space above a mantle. That being said, what kind of art should go there? Should it be a painting? A photograph? While most people stick with the traditional solution of hanging a single painting or photograph above a sofa, there are plenty more options to choose from.
Published at Friday, January 04th 2019, 03:03:22 AM. Traditional By Drika Baumann. Not all fabric is suitable for slipcovers. As a general rule, it is best to avoid very heavy fabrics such as chenille and velvets as they may not adapt very well to the shape a sofa or chair. But rules are meant to be broken and these materials can be good for a very custom-made, structured look. But as a general rule, slipcover fabric should usually be of medium-weight to more easily fit over your furniture.
Published at Friday, January 04th 2019, 03:03:21 AM. Modern By Carlene Albrecht. Every person differs in what they consider to be comfortable. Some would like a sofa they can sink into, while others prefer a firmer seat. Which one do you like? Try sitting on different fills to select the level of firmness or softness that you like. Consider if you want the same level of softness or firmness in the seat and back. They do not have to be the same.
Published at Friday, January 04th 2019, 03:03:20 AM. Midcentury By Brechtje Arnold. Hardwood is wood that we get from trees such as oak, maple, cherry walnut and other broad-leafed deciduous trees. This type of wood is stronger and better suited to most types of furniture making. Soft woods come from evergreen trees such as pines and cedar. This type of wood can bend or dent easily and therefore is not suitable where you need strength, such as in sofa frames. So while it is good to look for kiln dried wood, remember to as if the frame is constructed from hardwood rather than soft wood.
Published at Friday, January 04th 2019, 03:03:20 AM. Industrial By Blanche Bauer. When you buy a new sofa, don't feel obligated to purchase a matching love seat. A more flexible style option is choosing a set of upholstered chairs to complement your new sofa. The chairs don't have to be an exact match for the sofa but can incorporate the sofa´s color in a pattern or texture. Using a set of chairs instead of a matching loveseat gives you even more opportunities to add color from your color palette and more options for furniture placement.
Published at Friday, January 04th 2019, 03:03:19 AM. Contemporary By Edwige Becker. To achieve a Scandi-inspired, minimalist look, pair a set of slouchy square pillows in one corner of the sofa (preferably one solid and one patterned), and prop a smaller, rectangular-shaped pillow in the center of the other cushion. Instead of predictably tucking a single pillow into the corner of your sofa, why not take inspiration from Cottage Cloth and place a set facing inward? We love her choice of contrasting striped fabric, too.
Published at Friday, January 04th 2019, 03:03:18 AM. Traditional By Sophia Friedrich. Sunlight can bleach certain fabrics, and in other cases cause them to fade and deteriorate over time, so it’s important not to leave your sofa in a sunny spot. If the back of the piece is exposed to sunlight all the time, it will eventually fade to a lighter color than the front, and vice verse. Or if half is in the sun, it will fade to a lighter color than the other half. Or if you keep a throw pillow in the same spot, you’ll notice a significant difference in color when you remove it. Keep your sofa out of the sun, or at least rotate it regularly to keep it looking new.
Published at Friday, January 04th 2019, 03:03:17 AM. Modern By Sofia Franke. African Juju hats have become something of a necessity in stylish homes across North America in recent years - and for good reason! The hats (worn by tribal chiefs and dignitaries during royal court affairs in Cameroon) are made up of large, vibrant bird feathers, and come in a wide variety of colors. The feathers are considered to be symbolic of prosperity, and they represent all the many positive qualities associated with birds, such as freedom.